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A healthy pregnancy diet is not about eating for two, it’s about providing your baby with the all-important nutrients to grow and develop.

Jess, graze nutritionist

How many calories do you need to eat when pregnant?

Only approximately 200 additional calories a day are needed during the last trimester of pregnancy, which works out at only 10% extra for most women, although nutrient requirements are around 50% more! This means looking out for extremely nutrient-dense foods to add to you diet during pregnancy.

What are the best foods to eat when pregnant?

The key nutrients needed in a healthy pregnancy diet are folic acid, magnesium, iron and omega 3. The best foods to get these are beans and lentils, leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, fish and seafood. Read more.

What foods should you avoid when pregnant?

There are a few foods it’s generally agreed are best to avoid, including unpasteurised soft cheeses, raw meat, uncooked eggs and large fish.